Maharajah Sets Record in Triumph at Suffolk: Cascanuez Trails Greentree Colt by Length in Macomber Memorial, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-06


view raw text

Maharajah Sets Record In Triumph at Suffolk Cascanuez Trails Greentree Colt By Length in Macomber Memorial By FRED GALIANI SUFFOLK DOWNS, East Boston. Mass.. June 4. — The big, bald face of Maharajah flashed under the wire first here today to give Greentree Stable a victory in the first running of the John R. Macomber Memorial Handicap. The four-year-old gray colt set a new track record for the about a mile and a half distance over the turf course, speeding the distance in 2:31%, a full three seconds better than Cascanuez mark. It was Cascanuez who was second in the race, a length behind and unable to overhaul the favored Greentree horse in the stretch drive. These two drew far ahead of their rivals, with Harry L. Farms Lovely Wave finishing six lengths behind in third place. Stoutly supported by the majority of the crowd of 25,682 fans who turned out on an overcast afternoon, Maharajah paid .20 for his first victorious effort xover the greensward. He was ridden by his regular pilot, Ted Atkinson, and the Macomber victory was worth 9,600 net of the gross purse of 8,350. The Macomber trophy was presented to assistant trainer George Poole by Bayard Tucker-Continued on Page Forty-Seven Maharajah Sets Record Jn Triumph at Suffolk Cascanuez Trails Greentree Colt By Length in Macomber Memorial Continued from Page One man, Jr., a long-time friend of the late Macomber. Maharajah, a homebred son of Mah-moud — Bimlette, scored his third victory in a dozen starts this season and although this was his first win on the grass he handled it like a veteran. He had previously given indications to his ability on the-turf at Hiaieah and his recent third in the Dixie Handicap at Pimlico. The Macomber boosted his earnings for the year to 5,425. Maharajah was never too far off the pace in the running of the Macomber. Landscaping set the pace for almost a mile, which is better than one full circuit of the infield course, with Maharajah a close fourth most of the way. Cannonade, Assignment and Cascanuez were all close in the eaily stages, with the latter being hemmed in on the hedge for almost a complete lap. Going into the far turn for the final time, Maharajah was sent up on the outside, displacing the fast fading Landscaping, as Cascanuez moved into second, finally being freed from his pocket. Lovely Wave, who trailed the field since the break, started to pick up horses and went into fourth place behind Assignment on the curve, with Prince Hill also making a move. Maharajah, now in the lead, moved over to the hedge and saved ground, where heretofore he had been in the middle of the track in the other phases of the race. With Atkinson urging him on, the big gray had little trouble resisting Cascanuez challenge. Although Ussery was flailing away with his whip all through the stretch, the South American-br.ed fjcould make no " inroads on the winner. 1

Persistent Link:
Local Identifier: drf1955060601_1_7
Library of Congress Record: